It is with great sadness that we share the news that our friend and former Director Joanne Simpson passed away earlier this week. Joanne was extremely dedicated to Independent Choices Greater Manchester and to the women that the organisation supports. She was instrumental in helping to grow the services we offer, including the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, transsexual, questioning (LGBTQ) Independent Domestic Violence Adviser Service (IDVA). She was a valued colleague and a friend and will be very much missed by us all. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this time.
All Crime and Disorder
Victims and witnesses of crime are being asked to share their experiences of the police and criminal justice system to ensure that people in Greater Manchester are getting the best support possible.
Comic Relief believes women and girls should have equal power and agency in decision-making at all levels. One of the ways in which Comic Relief have been working towards this vision since they began is through funding organisations working to end gender-based violence.
Are you a Manchester voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisation? Would you like to share a story of your activity to tackle the climate emergency, as part of the 2019 Spirit of Manchester Story Week in September?
We are looking for 20 VCSE organisations to share their stories during the week of 23-27 September.
The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen's coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.
Monday 22 July 2019 marks 100 years (to the day) of the formation of Manchester and Salford Council of Social Service. Macc, Salford CVS and Gaddum have worked together to mark the occasion with a celebratory event at the People’s History Museum. We felt it is important to mark 100 years of social action across the twin cities of Salford and Manchester.
Greater Manchester Community Chaplaincy is a small charity who help offenders and ex-offenders of all faiths and none to re-integrate positively into society. Greater Manchester Community Chaplaincy is looking for a new trustee, ideally with knowledge and experience of finance and fundraising within the third sector.
Europia offer free counselling and support for Eastern European Victims of Hate Crime
• free therapy for victims with Polish or Romanian (and other Eastern European languages) speaking therapists
• workshops on how to deal with hate crime for eastern European communities
• support with reporting the crime to the police
• general advice and support
As part of its continued commitment to reducing and ultimately preventing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Manchester City Council is aiming to provide investment in 2019/20 through the Directorate for Children and Families to Voluntary, Community Sector, not for profit and faith sector organisations to further address this issue.
The Greater Manchester Law Centre launched their manifesto at a public event on 11 April 2019. The event was packed. 150 people were in attendance: students, advisers, lawyers and community groups, old and new friends.